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Threat Intel & Offensive Security

Great! You’ve chosen the pathway that leads towards a reactive and solutions-based approach to cyber-threats. Your first course focuses on defensive security.

As you probably already know, the main objectives of cyber-resilience are to enumerate and implement the many actions required to protect the data of an organization, while minimizing the risk of cyberattacks. Cyber-resilience is also about preparing the organization to respond in a way that mitigates the impact of cyberattacks on its ability to carry out regular business operations. Any malicious act committed against an unprepared organization could have a highly negative impact, like causing a slowdown, or even shutdown, resulting in serious financial and human consequences. On the other hand, organizations that are cyber-resilient are better able to carry out their operations unaffected, or at the very least, experiencing only short-term setbacks when attacks do occur.

To protect an organization successfully and react effectively to a cyberattack, you have to identify and fully understand the many challenges involved. In fact, the real menace is not so much the attack itself but rather, the person or entity behind the attack. As a cyber-resilience expert, your best weapon against advanced threats is to know your potential enemies, their motivations and their methods.

In this course, you’ll learn how to investigate an attempted or successful cyberattack and gather the strategic information you need to deal with it quickly and effectively, while preparing for any future attack.

In terms of specific content, you’ll learn and master the following operations.

Information Gathering

Gathering information pertinent to any incident that may have occurred will provide you with a significant advantage over potential attackers. In fact, it’s a great way to uncover hackers’ methods, motivation, and perhaps even their identity.

Strategic Response

Weakening hackers and minimizing the impact of their assaults on your organization and its operations can be achieved through strategic responses to their cyberattacks. By focusing on strategies that will destabilize assailants rather than on the damage they might cause, you put yourself in a position of power that allows you to react more effectively.

Understanding the Hacker’s Mindset

In this course, you’ll learn to put yourself in the shoes of hackers. Using their tools and methods, understanding their motivations, their ways of acting and thinking… in short, getting into their heads to better understand and better counter their attacks.

Drafting of Strategic Documentation

Writing concise reports detailing all possible cyber-threats will help you establish a three-pronged action plan that covers strategic, operational and tactical concerns. The more complete and precise these reports are, the more efficient your strategic documentation will be, helping you gain the upper hand on hackers.

This course on defensive security will help you understand your potential cyber-enemies and learn how to use their strengths against them to gain advantage. Beyond ensuring the security of your IT infrastructure, you’ll be better equipped to respond directly to a cyberattack in a way that will not only guarantee optimal protection of information, but will put you in a position of dominance over cybercriminals.

 

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